Super 6 winner Ed Houghton claims £250k after becoming the first player in over two years to predict all six scores correctly
Ed Houghton has become only the third person to win the Super 6 jackpot, earning £250k for six correct scores.
By Jamie Casey - Twitter: @skyjamiecasey
Last Updated: 07/10/13 1:50pm
The win will be all the sweeter as the top prize was hiked up from £100k to £250k for the new season after two years without a winner and, remarkably, it was Mr Houghton's first attempt at the free-to-play online game.
Mr Houghton was the only entrant of 505,731 to correctly predict the exact outcomes of Cardiff v Newcastle (1-2), Fulham v Stoke (1-0), Hull City v Aston Villa (0-0), Liverpool v Crystal Palace (3-1), Burnley v Reading (2-1) and QPR v Barnsley (2-0) thanks to Charlie Austin's late penalty for Harry Redknapp's side.
With millions having tried and failed since the last winner back in May 2011, the weekly game is considered the ultimate test of football knowledge due to the difficulty posed, with only two previous jackpot winners since it was launched back in 2008.
Mr Houghton joins an exclusive club of winners along with Peter Townly and Jonathan Kilpatrick. The top prize was almost landed on the opening weekend of the Sky Bet Football League season, with one unlucky entrant denied by Luke Murphy's 94th-minute winner in Leeds' 2-1 victory over Brighton.